2018 PARTNERS

STRATEGIC PARTNER

Government has deployed a range of complementary and integrated measures to grow the economy and create jobs. The latest Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) 2014/15 – 2016/17 is one of the key pillars of this broader approach. It builds on the National Industrial Policy Framework (NIPF) and represents the sixth annual iteration of the first IPAP launched in the 2007/08 financial year.

Each year, the dti launches a revised three-year rolling IPAP with a 10-year outlook in a context of rapid economic change and significant global uncertainty. This has proved to be a robust formula, which allows continual scaling up of interventions and sufficient flexibility to respond to change. Just as many of today’s successful industrial firms have built up their capacities through a process of learning by doing, the latest version of IPAP clearly demonstrates the dti’s commitment to constantly refine and improve on the design and implementation of its industrial policy.

IPAP 2014/15- 2016/17 is the product of careful analysis of the latest trends in the global and regional industrial policy space and a result of the continuous search for optimal policy coherence within Government, between government departments and across a full range of stakeholders and social partners.

STRATEGIC PARTNER

The Manufacturing Indaba is in a strategic partnership with the Manufacturing Circle to deliver an event that aims to improve, grow and develop the South African manufacturing industry sector.

The Manufacturing Circle interacts with government and other stakeholders in order to review, debate and help formulate policies, which will have a positive impact on South Africa’s manufacturing base.

The Manufacturing Circle is made up of a number of South Africa’s leading medium to large manufacturing companies from a wide range of industries. Some of the members are leading South African exporters of manufactured goods to markets around the globe, others are locally based and locally focused companies competing with the best in the world. There is one common denominator among them and that is a passion for manufacturing coupled with a fervent belief that for South Africa to be economically strong, its manufacturing sector must be strong. A strong and developing manufacturing sector will drive the creation of skilled and semi-skilled jobs in the South African economy.

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Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN) is a South African trade and inward investment promotion agency, established to promote the province of KwaZulu-Natal as an investment destination and to facilitate trade and by assisting local companies to access international markets. The organisation identifies, develops and packages investment opportunities in KwaZulu-Natal; provides a professional investment promotion services to all clientele; brands and markets KwaZulu-Natal as an investment destination; retains and expands trade and export activities and links opportunities to the developmental needs of the KwaZulu-Natal community.

www.tikzn.co.za

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Founded in 1856, the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the largest member-based metropolitan chamber in South Africa. The Durban Chamber advocates on behalf of and represents the eThekwini business community as the “voice of business in Durban and beyond”.  The Durban Chamber’s strategic purpose is to help create a conducive economic and business environment in order to facilitate and promote economic growth in the region in partnership with key stakeholders and the business community. For more information, visit www.durbanchamber.co.za

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The Durban EDGE is eThekwini Municipality’s platform to provide cutting-edge economic intelligence and insight to economic decision makers. The brand was established in 2011 by the City’s Economic Development Unit. The Durban EDGE produces quarterly publications; quarterly, as well as on-demand seminars; an annual release on the State of the Durban Economy; and topical research papers. Each release includes reliable data on the global, domestic, and local economy; designed to assist researchers, investors, business leaders, politicians and other key stakeholders. Anyone interested in receiving economic insights, participating in its activities, or contacting The Durban EDGE, is encouraged to email: edge@durban.gov.za

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The Supported Employment Enterprises (SEE) is an entity under the Department of Labour (DoL), which was established more than 70 years ago to provide employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. The entity has 12 factories located in seven of the nine provinces in South Africa, with Limpopo and Mpumalanga the only provinces without a factory. Our factories are located in Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Kimberley, Bloemfontein, Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Potchefstroom, Port Elizabeth and East London. The factories currently and collectively employ some 1 000 persons with disabilities, manufacturing products made from Wood & Metal, such as school and office furniture, as well as textiles products (such as hospital linen, and doctors and nurses uniforms). Our products are manufactured using 100% locally-sourced raw materials, sourced from 100% local companies. Its strategy for the 2018/19 financial year is to employ an additional 150 persons with disabilities across all factories.

www.labour.gov.za